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the factor. >> laura: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> the cliff is a manufactured media drama. >> laura: manufactured? tell that to all the americans who face steep tax increases if the politicians in washington can't hammer out a budget deal. we have a report. >> bill: i think think fired the janitor and valet car parker at the state department. >> we both have respect for secretary clinton. you are roman catholic as am i. we are now calling this the immaculate condition cushion. secretary of state hillary clinton still m.i.a. after taking a fall two weeks ago. now there is all kinds of speculation about her health, about whether she will ever testify about libya and what will happen to a possible presidential run in 2016. the factor investigates. >> america can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time. >> former president george w. bush is back arguing for a new way forward for republicans. is the g.o.p. finally ready tomorrow brace their former leader? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, and the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi everyon
of the weekly standard. kirsten powers. laura ingraham and fox news political analyst juan williams. >> this week one gave me a new way to think of the way we are accumulating the huge national debt. it is interesting. under president obama the debt increased $5.7 trillion. the estimated cost of recovery from hurricane are sandy is $50 billion. so the rate at which our debt is increasing is as if a new hurricane sandy hit the u.s. treasury every two weeks. given that, bill, what do you think of the president's new stripped down plan which would reduce the debt by less than 2 sandys in the first year. >> the president is not serious about reducing the debt. that was evident the last four years and will be evident the next four years. we do have this practical problem ten days from now of the fiscal cliff. i said republicans would be well advised to accept the fact that president obama won the election and minimize the damage that will be done by the tax increase that is coming. >> chris: you would go for the stripped down obama plan? >> i would go for what the speaker tried to do lat
of the weekly standard. kirsten powers from the daily beast web site, radio talk show host, laura ingraham and fox news political analyst, juan williams. well, this week, someone gave me a new way to think of the way we are accumulating the huge national debt, in the country. bear with me for a moment. it is complicated but it is interesting. under president obama the debt increased $5.7 trillion. the estimated cost of recovery from hurricane sandy, is $50 billion. so the rate at which our debt is increasing, is as if a new hurricane sandy hit the u.s. treasury every two weeks. given that, though, what do you think of the president's new stripped-down plan which would reduce the debt by less than 2 sandies in the first year? >> the president is not serious about reducing the debt and that has become evident over the last four years, as we continue to grow the deficit and it will be evident over the next four years, on the other hand, we have a practical problem, ten days from now, the fiscal cliff and on that, i think as i said many times on the show, republicans will be women advised to a
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among teenagers. and smokeless tobacco sales were 2.7 billion dollars in 2010. joining us now, laura reece of reece and reece. laura, that is a -- first of all, i am astonished that any industry would spend 440 million dollars in one year just on smokeless tobacco. does that number not astonish you? >> it has astonished. and what's even more astonishing is that doubled in the last decade. but still remember, cigarettes are spending 8 billion dollars a year doing advertising and more importantly promotion. you know what those dollars are going to? making the product cheaper for people. they're pouring money into it so people have -- can spend less money and that's not helping. stuart: wait a second, laurie. you have to explain yourself. i have never seen a cigarette ad in a newspaper, magazine or television. i've just not seen those ads. you're telling me that they -- define it. they spent 8 billion on cigarette advertising? you have to tell me about this. how? >> okay, well, first of all, for 40 years, there's been absolutely a ban on television and radio advertising, but they are st
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's good on guns. i'll go with him or something like that. laura is down in -- i never know produce to pronounce it. sebring, florida. >> caller: how are you bill? >> bill: i'm good. a little upset this morning but what's up? >> caller: i'm from a big ole right-to-work state. florida. and i'll tell you what, my husband and i moved here seven years ago. he got a job working for a man. never paid him a dime because it was a right-to-work state. how stupid are we right? >> bill: yeah. >> so we took him to court and we won. so he has to pay all of the backlog of overtime. >> bill: good for you. that's just another example right. about $12,000 to $15,000 the average worker makes less per year in a right-to-work state than in a state where you don't have right-to-work legislation. >> my husband just got a new job now making $9.50 an hour. >> bill: wow. yeah, there you go. in florida. that's considered a living wage? i don't think so. laura, good to talk with you emphasizing that score. peter, what else is going on?
that hillary clinton is saying she has? >> well, laura ingram named it the immaculate concussion. am i buying it? i think he is could have tape -- if you are a football player you can tape and play. i think he is could have -- she is trying to delay it. i nobody knows where she is. i'm worried about her. >> greg: at my apartment. watching videos. >> andrea: is that why she delays it? she can say i can't remember. i don't know. the concussion. >> am knows yeah. >> greg: you got to understand. what if this concussion is real? everybody had a time and you got to a final and hoped a car ran over your foot. something like this would happen. and it happened. we're jealous. >> bob: this is one of the best secretary of secretary of state in history. new mexico one. number two, why fake a concussion? she said she would testify in january. there is witch hunting going on. >> andrea: because she is a clinton. >> eric: nobody questions her ability on secretary of state. on the show we said she has been a fantastic secretary of state. >> dana: who did? >> eric: i did. but nonetheless, four people are dead
forward? we have our panel. laura your thoughts about you hear all of this talk you hear manchin and others. what do you think will come out of this? >> i think the president will bring up the renewal of the assault weapons ban and some of them being clipped multiple weapons clips ammunition clips. beyond that, there are things he can do by executive power and i wouldn't be surprised if he does executive orders restricting import of certain guns. you are seeing a shift you are seeing somebody like joe manchin who is 100 percent nra member. pat lehey liberal on many things but very pro gun in the past is going to hold hearings next month. >> another important figure senator reed we haven't heard from yet but you mentioned mark warner who spoke out this afternoon. take a look at this. >> and i absolutely believe americans have a right to reasonable gun ownership. but i also know after this enormous tragedy coming not that long after the tragedy of the -- my daughters asked me friday night, dad you are in the senate why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or thes
suggestion. laura ingram called it an immaculate concussion. >> i think it's strange when john mccain had to give his medical history and high detail. i'm not interested in the details but the fact we haven't heard anything, we know as much about her concussion as we know about hugo chavez. this is an open society. she is secretary of state. disappeared and let us know about her condition. apartment from that, what is astonishing here is how little interest the press has in the continuing story and the continuing story is that everything you hear about benghazi affair is not true. the latest thing with four people will be responsible and accountable. we learned a week later as steve indicates who would have followed up on this, you know? people have to be held accountable. they're done, they are gone. they're not gone. the first assassination of ambassador in 30 years? anything that turned out to be so? she has to go before the congress. she is in charge. >> bob corker, the ranking member of the senate foreign affairs committee said she must testify. other republicans vie to hold up the n
. >> it's just so senseless. >> reporter: rather than do nothing, laura can at least lay flowers and be grateful that her own children don't seem to understand. a luxury of the very young that most don't have. a small community they all seem to know a victim, some directly. >> last night we -- it was unusual, because they didn't respond on the phone calls and messages. last night we simply called. it's the worst. >> reporter: trying to cope and connect, signs are everywhere in the town's center, this one marked east lost victim counting up to 27 including the shooter's mother another reminded it wasn't just children lost. mandy is thinking of the principal. her 9-year-old son at the school. >> we moved here in the middle of the school year and she was so kind to my son. >> david king's daughter went to preschool with the children at sandy hook elementary. >> i'm just afraid to look at it to recognize and see the names of our little one's playmates. >> reporter: he sent his daughter to a different element israel school, a stroke of fate on a day when parents look for answers where
the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative ople are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> diagnosing adam lanza. h. wayne carver said he was told the shooter has aspergers syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. now, people who knew the family say he had aspergers, bob and susan wright, grandparent of a child with autism and the fou founders of autism speak say this. autism did not cause this horror, the profound tragedy of these senseless murdered will be compounded if it -- against people with autism, but according to a leading medical book, here are some of the behaviors. one, shows a lack of empathy. two, acts up with intense tantrums and three, shows aggression to others and to self. >> well, there's been, there have been a number of studies, very large studie
7 for coverage of the shooting tragedy in newtown, abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring us an update at 5:00. you can sign up for breaking news alerts. >> with the nation attention on guns in the wake of newtown one neighborhood is suffering gun violence on a daily basis. >> a bay view resident had his >> i was standing here. that bullet came through the window. as you can see... this is where it was. >> the wild, wild west area. a 5-year-old girl last year was shot and injured on the way home from school. walking past his buildings. >> this has been a dangerous neighborhood, becoming more so. i mean with therx$=ñ gang activ, the criminal activity, and the drug dealing that happens in this area, openly, you know, it's become more dangerous. >> neighbors telling us they've obtained data indicating there were 3,000 calls for service because of criminal activities in a three-block area, in the past 12 months alone. the mayor says he and city agencies have developed a new citiwide anticrime strategy. >> we need to make areas safer and find alternatives for youth. >> this man w
laura bush, uniquely used barney as a tool to open up the white house, in my opinion, to more people than ever before and the world because every could go into the white house and see the barney cam and enjoy the white house firsthand up close and personal. >> alisyn: the barney cam was funny. i remember some white house correspondent dinners they made light of that. >> absolutely. >> alisyn: you say the roles of the pets is not just companionship, but serves to humanize the presidents. how do they do that? >> i think it gives them a great way to relate to the president. and many of us have pets and when you see the wonderful images with them with their pets and hear the stories, it give gives us a way to relate to them. president ford had a liberty, pregnant with puppies. and woke up president ford in the middle of the night and got up at 3 a.m. and took liberty on the south lawn to do her business and when they finished to go back in the white house, he was locked out of the white house with the dog. so liberty and president ford start making their way upstairs, thinking i'll go up
other show on. >> laura is competing tonight with who. >> victoria secret. >> we had "monday night football". >> brains over whatever. >> great to see you. >>> straight ahead, why does the senator say the president's comfortable going off the cliff? why would anyone want to go off the cliff. the senator is here to tell you next. >>> and did california teachers just ignite a war on the wealthy? you will want to see this video and you won't be able to turn away. we'll show you. >>> plus, a big night for paul ryan and senator marco rubio. did they just make a big announcannouncement? you'll hear it for yourself. >>> the senator is blasting president obama for his handling or lack of handling of the fiscal crisis. senator is warning it's increasingly clear that the president is comfortable going off the cliff. he joins us. nice to see you, sir. >> thanks for having me. >> so you think the president is comfortable or does he want to go off the cliff? >> well, he's being advised to go off the cliff. howard dean has said it. papatty murray said they shouldo over the cliff. i think the pre
the crazy tweets tonight about being on the show with a certain other show on. >> laura is competing tonight with who. >> victoria secret. >> we had "monday night football". >> brains over whatever. >> great to see you. >>> straight ahead, why does the senator say the president's comfortable going off the cliff? why would anyone want to go off the cliff. the senator is here to tell you next. >>> and did california teachers just ignite a war on the wealthy? you will want to see this video and you won't be able to turn away. we'll show you. >>> plus, a big night for paul ryan and senator marco rubio. did they just make a big announcannouncement? announcannouncement? you'll hear it for youououououou [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actual like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. offering some of our best values of the year. [ female announcer ] some p
like you to spout off about the factor from anywhere in the world. i am going to force miss laura to read some of this mail tomorrow. name and town, name and town if you wish to opine. word of the of the day, do not be a noddy when writing to the factor. i am bill o'reilly. please, always remember that the spin stops right here because bee are -- we are definitely looking out for you. >> sean: this is a fox news alert. the republican leadership in the house do not have enough votes to pass speaker john boehner's plan "b." just moments ago, we learned that they have pulled the bill. now, this is how it all went down. the house, unexpectedly called a recess, which effectively postponed this vote. watch this. >> voting in the affirmative is passed themologists to reconsider is laid upon the table. the house will stand in recess, subject to the call of the chair. >> sean: after the recess was called, republican lawmakers were called into an emergency meeting for what appears to have been a last-ditch effort to whip the votes. but they didn't get them. after pulling the bill, speaker j
and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your questions. and your loved one can get exelon patch free for 30 days. if the doctor feels it's right for them. it cannot change how the disease progresses. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight. patients who weigh less than 110 pounds may experience more side effects. people at risk for stomach ulcers who take certain other me
us coming up next. ♪ we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> the i wanted pent investigation into the consulate attack in benghazi has revealed grossly inadequate security and systematic management and leadership failures at the state department prior to the assault on the diplomatic compound, which resulted in the deaths of four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the scathing 39-page report has now led to the resignation or dismissals of four senior state department officials. in addition to cataloging the security failures in benghazi, the report also concluded that there had been no demonstration at the site prior to the attack. it reminded america
're joined by cheese guru, maybe the foremost guru in all the world, laura. welcome back. you have brought great cheese with you. >> this time i took it all the way from ireland because i love irish cheese and i decided to bring this cheese called dubliner, among others. >> gretchen: what is it like? >> so dubliner is a delicious cheese that is kind of a combination of cheddar. it's got the nuttiness of swiss and got that sort of parmesan flavor to it. like three cheeses in one. why don't up taste it? >> gretchen: what are we going to make? >> mac and cheese using dubliner, leaks and bacon. >> brian: what could i do? >> why don't you stir this. these are the leeks. what is cooking, would you like something to stir it with? >> brian: i would like that. >> so you're stirring it in a little bacon fat because bacon is going to go in this as well. what i need to you do, gretchen, is grate a little. it's important to have grated cheese, obviously for mac and cheese. and you can pull off some of the paper. in here, i have cream or creme fresh and milk and some eggs. so all you have to do is mix a
by the embassy, but they went unheated by the state department. >> we know she suffered this concussion and laura ingram described it as the immaculate concussion created usage of the english language. you believe she needs to testify . hope remains she will, but tough questions have to be answered. was she aware of the compelling need for the security upgrades in benghazi and tripoli and the consulate there. and did she like madeline allbright? we have to ask her those questions. >> is this indicative of a small footprint the president has advocated in this foreign policy? >> yes. >> is that the root cause? >> i think the root cause is not being adequately or not adequately understanding the nature of the evil threat of the the -- the evil of the threat and taking leadership steps and making sure our embassy security and the personnel with whom we are allied with are protected. the people deployed abroad are unbelievably good people who do for us the american people an important service. they need to be protected and regrettably there was a break, a systemic failure. >> 10 seconds or less. she h
with that. those are the important issues we have to deal with. host: laura, welcome to "washington journal." caller: happy holidays to everybody. i am doing research on poverty. the u.s. census bureau is one of the best places to go. poverty is related to the number one group -- marriage is a healthy boundaries that we should be having the government encouraged because it drops the probability of child poverty by 80%. that is a staggering statistic. those homes with absent fathers also have higher incidence of criminal behavior and higher incidence of school dropout rates, drug and alcohol abuse and emotional problems. it is time with all of these statistics that we get to the policy of encouraging that. you would think this president would have a government response to that. host: your final point? caller: we talk about the racial component. blacks account for 13% of the population. they will have higher poverty statistics. there is much higher of black as a percentage of the population. host: laura from pennsylvania, thanks. guest: there are lots of perspectives here in washington about
to see him and rejected him because of his blood line. >> julia: this woman was on o'rielly and laura ingraham was hosted it . she had adopted two russian children. she doesn't know if they will see the boy. they have gone over there constantly to get close to the little boy. more than 60,000 russian children have been taken in by americans in the past two decades. massive winter storm that killed 16 people so far continues to move over the northeast. it is expected to head into canada today as many travelers are trying to get home after christmas. they had flights cancelled all over the place and delaying 8000 more. many northwest states saw a foot of snow . in vermont, 21 inches. hard-hit arkansas, 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. the bush family said, put away the harps, it is confident that george bush will be out of the intensive care. he has an elevated fever but told his condition is not dire. is he sick, yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he will stay put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closest. the care in methodist hospital
'reilly factor. laura ingraham was actually hosting the factor. she adopted two children from russia. she knows all about it kim summers and hers have you been dealing with adopting this little boy. they have been so close. they were about to bring this little boy home. listen to what she has to say about this. we have done everything that the russian government has requested of us we have done parenting classes and traveled back and forth. these children are not available to international adoption until after they have been on a domestic registry for at least 8 months. now, in our son's case, 22 families russian families came to see him and rejected him because of his blood line. >> there is another mother who we are going to hear from now who has already adopted two russian kids and she was trying to adopt two other kids. no more. take a listen. >> they were already our family. we already had their names. we were already tech core rating their room. it's really. [crying] >> are you crying? >> what a sick man to do this. you know. >> clayton: if you think about the hypocrisy here. we talk abou
behind the biggest tax breaks. host: laura tweeted in, raise everyone's rates a little rather than some a lot. next call, carl from kansas, line for independents. caller: i think we need to quit worrying about the taxes and go well for reform. i know it later in kansas who has three kids -- a lady here in kansas who has three kids. all her food, doctor bills, prescriptions -- she doesn't pay any taxes. how does she get money back? guest: if you are not working, you're not going to be paying payroll taxes, be paying income taxes if you're not getting money. and then you might get some welfare, and that is the way our system works, i guess people might think that would be cruel to completely get rid of for welfare because what would happen to that woman. on the other hand, a lot of people, more conservative people think that something like welfare discourages work. european countries spend more on anti-poverty programs than we do. we still do have some at the poverty programs. -- anti-poverty programs. host: a tweet, what happened to the financial transaction tax? guest: it is popular amo
here today to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative ople are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> the so-called three a meeg owes of the senate aren't agreeing on whether susan rice is qualified to be secretary of state. mccain and lieberman spoke about it last night. mccain said she deserves a chance if she's ever nominated. >> i don't know if she's even nominated or not. she deserves the process that every nominee goes thr
and larry hagman was a celebrity sant a. >> there is mr. t. >> gretchen: and finally laura bush. you were instrumental to helping . >> she invited me to be a part of the decorating team. it was elegance and being understated and red, white and blue christmas and incorporated books and stories and made it enchanting for children. it is christmas with the first ladies and beautiful stories and pictures as well. >> thank you so much for having me. >> gretchen: merry christmas. >> steve: thieves try to rip off a church and get a shock instead. >> brian: high school basketball team ends with a score of 107-2 . the coach of the losing team is here next. ♪ this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> gretchen: ed. >> brian: indiana girl's basketball team scored big on tuesday night. what do you mean really big? they won a game 107-2. now parents on the losing side want to know why wasn't the game called off s
, -- pozner, jessica rekos, avielle richman, laura rousseau, mary cher lack, victoria soto, benjamin wheeler, and allison wyatt. we're going to remember those people for a long time in newtown. we're going to grieve with them and their families. we're also going to take their memories, the beauty of those kids, the heroism of those adults and let it point us, let it point the strong, close-knit community of newtown, connecticut, let it point us to a way that we can survive. with that i'd like to yield to my friend from the third district in connecticut, representative rosa delauro, five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. ms. delauro: i thank the gentleman and i thank him for the depth of his feeling and the work that he has done over the last several days to help bring some solace and peace to families who have been so struck by the devastation in newtown, connecticut. i strongly support this resolution and condemn, as my colleagues do, the vicious attack at the sandy hook elementary school and commemorate our students and children who were struc
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a second look. brainerd who's got geithner's old job at treasury, if she gets a second look, laura tyson, somebody from the clinton years. >> stephanie, you have done these confirmation battles before. you're not part of the administration now. >> that's right. >> but two questions for you. one, could the, should the white house have mounted a more vigorous defense or any kind of defense of susan rice beyond what the president said at the start of that cabinet meeting? and secondly, haven't they opened themselves up to the next battle? because republicans have got some blood in the water here. they can go after the next nominee, right? >> no. well, i think in terms of the defense of susan rice, let's not forget how all of this happened. it started in the heat of a presidential campaign. she was clearly being used as a scapegoat to get at the president. and the president made it clear that he wasn't going to let that happen. but i think that susan saw the writing on the wall and didn't want to make this about her. and there were too many things that we have to get done. she did the right
benefit increases. a general outline of the president's proposal. laura is joining us from florida. independent line. caller: good morning. i just don't believe it is still going on. i cannot believe that because we saw how trickle-down affected not work and we are trying to go back to the clinton years when it did work and they don't want any part of it. i don't understand it, when something works, go with it. guest: a very pragmatic approach that sometimes in congress we have difficult getting towards period absolutely right. as a democrat active in the new democratic coalition, more moderate democrats. for us as moderate democrats, it is kind of a back to the future moment. the new coalition started in the mid-1990s in the clinton administration. the new dems were part of helping to put together the budget package that resulted in surpluses in the late 1990's. i say it is a back to the future moment because modern dems are in the same position now to be able to help craft a balanced longer-term deficit reduction approach that not everyone will like. there will be plenty of thing
of these five months. and then suddenly yesterday, a judge did release him. >> hammar's mom was also on laura ingraham last night and talked about how thankful she was to fox news and how she did not want them driving in a rental car back home. she wanted them on a plane home as soon as possible. but a good ending there. >> we will have the congresswoman on the show coming up at 8:15 to talk more about that, update us on that. meanwhile another story that everyone is talking about, of course, is gun control in this country. i think it's a debate. if you look across facebook and twitter. everyone has an opinion on it. and everyone has shades of different feelings about it. of course. yesterday though was the big speech with wayne lap peer who is the executive vice president of the national rifle association at that big press conference. they had waited a week. a lot of people felt like this was a measured response. they were taking a week to gather their thoughts about what they were going to say. and then they came out at this press conference and what ended up unfolding and what stole the sp
scenarios. host: laura asks, why is it anything done after the issuance of gao reports? piece she says, good reports that lead to no actions. guest: in most cases, action is taken in response to our recommendations. one of the things that we track globally as a percentage of our recommendations that are implemented. every year, it is about 75%, which is a good track record. more specifically to the realm of dhs grand program and a report that was issued in 2011, we recommended to congress that it consider cutting funding for dhs grant programs until dhs is better prepared to determine the overall impact and success of the programs. congress took us up on that. host: anthony, mount sinai, new york. caller: i would ask c-span to urge brian lamm to come back to fridays. we miss him very much. it seems we are on collapse over of a security that we are being provided with, whether the marines, navy, coast guard, fbi, cia, and s.a., a local police enforcement, code enforcement, sheriff, highway patrol, national guard, airport and transportation security, board patrol, fire marshal -- i mean, is an
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